Wellington Free Ambulance welcomes queries and applications for volunteer and paid positions. If you would like the chance to be part of an innovative organisation within your community please fill out the application form below. 

Facilities Supervisor

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wellington Free Ambulance is a not-for-profit organisation and the sole emergency ambulance provider for the people of Greater Wellington.

We are looking for an experienced Facilities Supervisor to manage all properties which Wellington Free Ambulances owns, leases or otherwise occupies in its area of service.

The Facilities Supervisor will be responsible for property and contractor management and health and safety in respect to property and equipment audits.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ten or more years’ experience in facilities and property management
  • Experience in managing building security
  • Proven experience managing architects, structural engineers and commercial building contractors
  • Proven knowledge of property related building and services regulations, legislation and statutory obligations
  • Experience in managing all aspects of Health and Safety in the work place for all staff and contractors
  • Proven experience managing contractors
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • Thorough knowledge of preventive maintenance methods and processes

If you are looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference to a critical emergency service, develop your leadership skills and deliver value to the business, please apply by sending your cover letter and CV to the HR Advisor, at work@wfa.org.nz.

Applications close Sunday 3 August 2014.

Emergency Medical Call Takers x3

Monday, July 21, 2014

Central Emergency Communications Ltd (CECL) is a joint venture between St John and Wellington Free Ambulance. Based in Wellington, CECL is one of three national centres that manages 111 emergency ambulance calls and works with ambulance providers to dispatch emergency and non-emergency resources across the southern part of the North Island.

CECL is looking for committed and team-focused individuals to join their Wellington based Communications Centre. The centre operates a 24/7 service and you will be expected to work a 12hr shift, 2 days / 2 nights over an 8 day cycle of 4 on, 4 off. However, the successful candidate will be employed initially as a trainee and must be able to commit to Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm for 4-6 weeks.

As an Emergency Medical Call Taker (EMCT) you are the first point of contact for the public and you are critical to providing lifesaving advice and assistance. You also prioritise each call and liaise directly with ambulance personnel.

Becoming an EMCT means taking on a great responsibility - you won't simply be taking calls, you'll be offering support and talking to people in crisis situations every day. It's an extremely rewarding and challenging role.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A calm, professional manner and a good sense of humour
  • The maturity to handle emotional or distressed callers
  • Computer literacy & a minimum typing speed of 40w/min
  • Effective Listening and communication skills

This is a challenging role in which procedures and practices are currently undergoing radical review. The successful candidates will need to be able to adapt to emerging policies and procedures quickly and effectively.

Please send your cover letter and CV to work@wfa.org.nz or post to the HR Advisor, PO Box 601, Thorndon.  For more information, call Katy Wilkinson on (04) 498-0986.

Applications close Sunday 3 August 2014

Seeking Expressions of Interest for Volunteers!! Wairarapa Community

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wellington Free Ambulance is currently looking for motivated and reliable individuals to join its Emergency Ambulance Service. 

WFA Volunteers are a vital part of the EAS team, they work alongside a qualified Paramedic and provide emergency care at accident/emergency sites and during transportation to hospital.

These roles tend to best suit people who enjoy helping to create a great patient experience and who want to make a difference in their community over the long term.

To be considered, you will:

  • ü  Have a current,  full, clean New Zealand driver's licence
  • ü  Be able to drive both a manual and automatic vehicle
  • ü  Have a  comprehensive first aid certificate
  • ü  Have completed a defensive driving course within the last 3 years
  • ü  Have no criminal convictions, previous or pending
  • ü  Be able to commit to 3 x 12 hour shifts per month
  • ü  Be physically fit and capable of meeting the demands of the role
  • ü  Be able to relate to people of all ages

 For queries, please contact Marie Jessup, HR Advisor on 04 498 9603.

Please send your expression of interest to the HR Advisor, at work@wfa.org.nz or post to PO Box 601 Thorndon, Wellington.


Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Degree

Saturday, June 09, 2012

The Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Degree is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Whitireia Community Polytechnic is accredited to offer this Programme. It is run in conjunction with Wellington Free Ambulance, with Victoria University Melbourne being the external moderators. Graduates will be able to apply to Victoria University Melbourne Postgraduate programmes with this degree. The degree is fully accredited and you can access student loans and allowances.

The three-year Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Programme runs from February until November, based on a four-term year. Vacations usually coincide with the primary school holidays. This programme is designed to prepare students for practice as a contemporary ambulance paramedic. For those already partly qualified as Ambulance Officers, the programme offers greater depth of learning including research, which have not been in previous qualifications.

Paramedics provide acute health care and emergency and routine medical services to the community through a specialised and unique body of professional knowledge. Unlike other medical or allied medical professions, paramedics provide emergency medical care in variable environments. Through the use of field diagnosis, advanced medical procedures and treatment, they stabilise patients in clinically hostile environments and then provide on-going emergency medical care during transport to hospital.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Programme is full-time and involves considerable study. Serious thought should be given before a student undertakes paid employment that will make it difficult to maintain sufficient study time, or to attend clinical experience (It is suggested that no more than 10 hours per week is worked). Attendance at all classes, both theory and clinical, is a requirement for successful completion of the Programme.

For more information, please click here to go to the Whitireia Community Polytechnic website.